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Police Commissioner Mike Bush has previously said that as an organisation, they look to encourage staff to “use who they are”, not “lose who they are” when becoming a police officer.
“Therefore it’s important to encourage staff to show pride in the communities they represent,” he said.
“We are a diverse organisation, and I am proud of the work we’ve done over recent years to build relationships with the LGBTIQ+ community.
“I also encourage members of the LGBTIQ+ community to join us as future police recruits as part of our current recruitment drive.”